Bhopal is the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The city will catch your attention through its breathtakingly beautiful havelis and museums as well as Nawabi food. It's one of India’s greenest cities. There are two main lakes, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. On the banks of the Upper Lake is Van Vihar National Park, home to tigers, lions and leopards. The State Museum has fossils, paintings and rare Jain sculptures. Taj-ul-Masjid is one of Asia’s largest mosques, with white domes, minarets and a huge courtyard. Bhimbetka rock shelters near Bhopal are an archaeological site dating back to the Paleolithic age inhabited by the homo erectus more than 100,000 years ago. Sanchi near Bhopal housed ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries, temples & pillars complex dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD.